From NBC News, U.S. News:
Philadelphia may be the City of Brotherly Love — but that compassion apparently does not include robots.
The child-sized robot, hitchBOT, had hitchhiked across Canada and parts of Europe, was damaged beyond repair in Philadelphia, according to its creators.
|HitchBOT and Family|
The robot had set out to travel cross-country. It was immobile on its own, relying on the kindness of strangers. Those who picked it up often passed it to other travelers or left it where others might notice it.
|From Tweet by @HitchBOT|
It began its American odyssey in Marblehead,
Massachusetts, on July 17. It made it to the Boston
area and even took in a Red Sox game.
The creators were sent an image of the vandalized robot Saturday but could not track its location because its battery was dead, according to The Associated Press.